Blueberry Coffee Cake with Pecan Brown Sugar Crumble

blueberry coffee cake with pecan brown sugar crumble

It’s blueberry season! And what better to do than make some blueberry coffee cake? I picked up a huge tub of blueberries at Costco this week and knew this is exactly what I wanted to do.

I absolutely love the tart and sweetness that comes from this cake. And the topping (mirrored off of my overnight french toast topping) sends this cake over the top! Good thing we call it a coffee cake so it technically counts as a breakfast food.

Cake for breakfast? Yes please! This is the perfect dish for your next brunch or get together with friends and pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee or tea.

blueberry coffee cake piece with coffee

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Pecan Brown Sugar Crumble


Crumb Topping

  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup flour

Cake Mix

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or substitute frozen, not thawed)
  • 2 cups plus 2 teaspoons white wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (or 1 tablespoon lemon juice)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 square pan and set aside.

Blueberry Coffee Cake batter2. In a small bowl, toss blueberries in 2 tablespoons of flour with your hands. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, sift together the remaining 2 cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. In another medium bowl mix the sugar and lemon extract together until the extract is absorbed. Using a rubber spatula mix the butter into the sugar until creamy and light in color. Add in the eggs one by one until completely combined with the mix. Then mix in the vanilla extract last.

Blueberry Coffee Cake adding blueberries to mix4. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Once that’s mixed in add in 1/4 cup buttermilk. Alternate flour and buttermilk until all is combined ending with the flour. Gently fold in blueberries with the rubber spatula.

5. Pour batter into the greased baking pan and spread evenly with a spatula so that the batter gets into all of the corners of the pan.

Blueberry Coffee Cake mix in pan6. Mix together the ingredients for the crumb topping and drop onto the top of the batter in small amounts. Don’t worry about covering every little bit. The topping will spread over the top when baking.

Blueberry Coffee Cake crumb topping
7. Bake cake in the oven for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the top is golden brown. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

blueberry coffee cake baked

How do you enjoy blueberries?

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  1. Oh that looks absolutely delicious! I like blueberry pancakes.

  2. I guess I know what to do with the 5lbs of blueberries I bought yesterday! Looks so yummmy!

  3. I love a good blueberry coffee cake and your recipe looks fantastic. Pinned this one for later – definitely want to give it a try!

  4. Oh YUM! My kids are obsessed with blueberries so this would be a huge hit in my house! I’ll need to pick up these ingredients soon!! 🙂

  5. I love, love, love blueberry coffee cake! I could go for some right now actually!

  6. Oh my! That looks absolutely heavenly.. must. eat. that. now!!! What a gorgeous looking recipe, it looks perfect! Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!

  7. Amber Edwards says

    Oh I love this! And your pictures are so beautiful! I love blueberries, but usually I just process them I to jam. I need to try this!

  8. I love blueberries but have never thought about using them in coffe cake. Great recipe!

  9. I had to bookmark this page!! OMG Delicious looking! I would have never thought to toss the blueberries in flour!

  10. I love blueberries and this looks heavenly! Your little helper is just too cute, too! 🙂

    • Thanks! She’s always in the kitchen with us. She loves to dump in the ingredients and mix them up 🙂 And while I’m cleaning everything up, she’s eating!

  11. This looks so good I can almost smell it!

  12. I love Blueberry season! There is a Blueberry farm not too far from here, I hope to go pick my own blueberries soon! This Coffee Cake looks scrumptious!

  13. Oh my goodness that looks wonderful! I love blueberries!

  14. Kathy Scott says

    I made this coffee cake last night and it is delicious. Just the right amount of sweetness in the topping. Thanks so much for the recipe.


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